Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Astrological Sun Sign Leo the Lion of the Western Zodiac

by Burl Collins

Using the tropical zodiac system people born between July 23rd and August 22nd are known by their Sun Sign Leo the Lion and are associated with the constellation Leo. The Element of the Leo sign is Fire and the color of Leo is Gold. The starstone of Leo is Ruby and the astrological symbol for Leo represents the head and mane of the Lion.. The Sun Sign opposite of Leo is Aquarius the Water Carrier and the metal of the Leo sign is gold. Leo is ruled by the Sun and is defined as a masculine-positive extroverted sign. Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and the quality of Leo is Fixed.
The characteristics most commonly attributed to Leo are passion and dignity and they are also well known for their pride and independence. Generally speaking the people of the Leo sun sign are often dramatic and theatrical with an ambitious outlook. They are also supportive and protective with a generous attitude. The Leo people work well as leaders and can be noble and loyal. Leo’s can also be strong and ardent with a warm and loving nature. They can also be bossy and overly pushy with a pompous air about them as they consider themselves to be the natural leaders. Leo’s like to be in the limelight but can be egotistical and jealous.

The following is a list of some famous celebrities of the Leo sun sign.

Ben Affleck - August 15, 1972 - Academy Award winning actor and director

Gillian Anderson - August 9, 1968 - Actress, best known as Agent Dana Scully on The X Files

Neil Armstrong - August 5, 1930 - Astronaut, first man to set foot on the Moon

Lucille Ball - August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989 - Iconic comedienne of the I Love Lucy show

Halle Berry - August 14, 1966 - Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress and beauty queen

Napoleon Bonaparte - August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821 - Influential French military and political leader

Ray Bradbury - August 22, 1920 - Science fiction writer best known for The Martian Chronicles

Connie Chung - August 20, 1946 - Journalist, has appeared on many television news programs

Robert De Niro - August 17, 1943 - Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor and director

David Duchovny - August 7, 1960 - Actor, best known as Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files

Amelia Mary Earhart - July 24, 1897 - missing July 2, 1937 - First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

Henry Ford - July 30, 1863 - April 7, 1947 - Founder of the Ford Motor Company

Kathie Lee Gifford - August 16, 1953 - Television hostess of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

Mata Hari - August 7, 1876 - October 15, 1917 - Exotic dancer and secret stealer

Alfred Hitchcock - August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980 - Iconic film director best known for Psycho

Aldous Huxley - July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963 - Author of Brave New World

Mick Jagger - July 26, 1943 - Lead singer of the Rolling Stones

Jackie Kennedy - July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994 - Wife of American President John F. Kennedy

Stanley Kubrick - July 26, 1928 - March 7, 1999 - Film director best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey

Madonna - August 16, 1958 - Pop singer, songwriter and the original material girl

Steve Martin - August 14, 1945 - Emmy and Grammy Award winning entertainer

Herman Melville - August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891 - Author, best known for Moby Dick

Helen Mirren - July 26, 1945 - Oscar, SAG, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress

Barack Obama - August 4, 1961 - United States Senator and presidential candidate

Robert Redford - August 18, 1936 - Academy Award winning actor

Gene Roddenberry - August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991 - Screenwriter, producer and creator of Star Trek

J K Rowling - July 31, 1965 - Author of the Harry Potter books

Arnold Schwarzenegger - July 30, 1947 - Bodybuilder, Golden Globe winner and Governor of California

As you can see from this list if you were born under the Leo sun sign you are in good company.


Burl Collins is the owner of The Dragons Crystal Ball Astrology Tarot and Horoscope Pavillion
For free daily Leo The Lion horoscope readings please visit Leo The Lion Free Daily Horoscope Readings
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